Local minister returns to Tulsa from aiding thousands of Syrian refugees

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 9/11/2013 2:35 pm Published: 9/10/2013 9:37 pm

A local minister is back in Tulsa after spending more than a week ministering to Syrian refugees.

Dr. Terry Law and his team with World Compassion handed out food, Bibles and other items to many fleeing the civil war in Syria.

Law tells FOX23 News that he was invited by the Kurdistan government to come over and help the thousands of Syrian refugees flooding that area.

"It's incredible to see the footage of people, some who have walked 100 miles pulling a suitcase with rollers on it through sand," says Law.

He says it was an unbelievable sight to see: women with babies in hand and desperate for a drink of water and a place to call home.

"I mean, you can't even imagine the horror of this," says Law.

Law and his team spent days handing out food, water and Bibles and ministering to a nation torn apart by civil war. As the bloodbath continues, these refugees are forced from their homeland into a tent city. He was given permission by the Kurdistan government to bring aid from overseas.

"I stood up in front of them and said I am a Christian and I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and we are giving this food to you because that is what Jesus told us to do," he says.

Law says the Kurdistan government protects Christians like him, and will do the same for other western churches bringing aid.

"I'll take pastors over there into the camp and let them see what we got, and they can hook up directly with the refugees if they want," says Law.

As the world watches and waits for the conflict to end in Syria, Law continues his mission of peace in a place torn apart by war.

So far, his ministry, World Compassion has brought nearly half a million dollars' worth of food to refugees in Kurdistan.

If you would like to get involved and sponsor a family of four, $100 a month will provide them with food and clothing at the refugee camps. Their website is www.worldcompassion.tv

Law will be going back to Kurdistan in October and will have a medical team from Tulsa going with him to the refugee camps.

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